" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

August 7, 2012

Mohawk Guy/Taxi Driver???

Bobak Ferdowsi
Bob...Robert De Niro
 But feel free to read on anyway -
I've just seen all the fuss about this Mohawk Guy named  
Bobak Ferdowsi and couldn't help comparing him to Bob...
I mean Robert De Niro's character out of the movie Taxi Driver.
Or, should that be too busy landing a ROBERT on Mars to notice?
XXX Olympic Games...Peter/Danny Boyle?
Copies of TAXI DRIVER distributed for TV broadcast had an unexplained disclaimer added during the closing credits: TO OUR TELEVISION AUDIENCE: In the aftermath of violence, the distinction between hero and villain is sometimes a matter of interpretation or misinterpretation of facts. TAXI DRIVER suggests that tragic errors can be made. The Filmmakers. 
The Red Planet?
 I do not find this a comforting sync at all, since Mars is the god of war.
 Also interesting was Albert  Brooks, was born Albert Lawrence Einstein, but changed his surname to Brooks.
So, now Albert Einstein is also involved in Taxi Driver synchromysticly, too.
But, maybe that is insignificant?
"Insignificance was originally a play, written by Terry Johnson and performed at the Royal Court in 1982, with Judy Davis as The Actress. 
The seed for Johnson's play was his having read that an autographed photograph of Einstein was found amongst Marilyn Monroe's possessions upon her death. 
The idea of them meeting piqued his interest, and he wrote what became a meditation on the nature of fame. 
"It was always meant to be a play about the era, about fame...what these people stood for, the fact that this was different from what they are." 
He was interested in exploring the differences between who these people really were, as opposed to what qualities others assumed or imbued them with. 
Johnson acknowledges that there are "lots of little cheats" in the play, mostly to do with exactly where and when The Seven Year Itch was filmed, and the timing of Marilyn's marriage to Joe DiMaggio. 
Einstein was also never called to testify before the  
House Un-American Activities Committee
"but," he said, "had it gone on longer, I can see that as having been a big possibility. 
He was there in spirit, as it were."
Leonard Harris's  1st novel
 Also In Taxi Driver, Leonard Harris plays Senator Charles Palantine, the link between anti-hero Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) and Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), the woman Travis is obsessed with who works on the Charles Palantine political campaign
Throughout the film, Palantine's picture can be seen all over New York City.
 Leonard Harris (September 27, 1929 – August 28, 2011) was an American critic, author, and actor. 
He only played two roles on film,one in Taxi Driver and one as the mayor in Hero at Large.
He also wrote three novels - The Masada Plan, Don't Be No Hero, and The Hamptons.
Jodie Foster was also in a movie with Sheriff Truman from  
Twin Peaks called The Blood of Others.

Scene from Wayne's World.
  Peter Boyle,  far left.
Peter Boyle (same surname as the wizard who was behind the London Olympic opening ceremony, Danny Boyle) plays a cab driver by the name of Wizard.
Travis confides in fellow taxi driver Wizard about his thoughts, which are beginning to turn violent, but Wizard assures he will be fine.
A movie also starring Peter Boyle.
 It just gets curiouser and curiouser.
And what killed the cat in that old saying?


Eleleth ר ק D said...

He kills the Devil and rescues the girl, seems comforting to me

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Hmm. Intriguing stuff here, Daz. But I see what you mean about not feeling, well, comforted by this.

Michael said...

Thanks for the comment on gosporn. So... we know that John Hinckley Jr. was inspired by the Bob character in Taxi Driver. This syncs back to the "lone gunman" thing. Bobak is only one letter off from Barak.

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

According to the Wiki post about the movie "Taxi Driver" ;

" Taxi Driver formed part of the delusional fantasy of John Hinckley, Jr.which triggered his attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981, an act for which he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Hinckley stated that his actions were an attempt to impress actress Jodie Foster, on whom Hinckley was fixated, by mimicking Travis's mohawked appearance at the Palantine rally. His attorney concluded his defense by playing the movie for the jury. "

Mike Perry said...

Curiouser and curiouser. I guess many things are down to 'interpretation or misinterpretation of facts.'